New Marpole Safeway focuses on Buying Local

VANCOUVER, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Safeway today opened the new Marpole store 
located at 8475 Granville Street, Vancouver. Introducing the newest design 
features for an extraordinary grocery shopping experience, the Marpole Safeway 
provides a focus on local and organic natural selections in every 
department. There are over 1,600 items throughout the store tagged with the 
Buy BC Food labels to help consumers more easily identify and purchase food 
grown, harvested and processed in British Columbia. 
"We recognize that Metro Vancouver grocery shoppers are seeking healthy meal 
solutions, locally produced products and items that address a wide range of 
dietary health concerns and the Marpole Safeway has been specifically designed 
with the consumer in mind," said Mike Nash, Vice President, Safeway 
Operations. "We are excited to be open in this community and our 160 
employees are ready to once again serve our customers in the Marpole area," 
continued Nash. 
The new 53,132 square foot store has expanded premium offerings including; 

    --  Authentic Asian products in every department and every aisle,
        in store made sushi and dim sum.
    --  European style deli offering restaurant quality meal solutions,
        locally produced specialty meats and cheeses and a cheese
        grating station.
    --  Full service meat department featuring AAA grain fed and hand
        selected Canadian Beef and fresh sustainable seafood offerings.
    --  Fresh produce department with over 120 organic items.
    --  The in store Pharmacy has been expanded to provide a private
        area for patient consultation and immunizations.

The new environmentally friendly design of the store is LEED Silver 
Certifiable with a green rooftop, energy efficient equipment and a commitment 
to maximize store waste diversion through composting, cardboard recycling and 
plastic bag recycling facilities.

The Marpole Safeway is open seven days a week between 7:00am and midnight and 
provides 134 underground parking stalls for Safeway customers.

About Sobeys Inc.

Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has 
been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A 
wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or 
franchises more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners 
that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and 
Lawton's Drug Stores as well as more than 330 retail fuel locations. Sobeys 
and its franchise affiliates employ more than 124,000 people. The company's 
goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace 
environment in Canada. Sobeys Inc. operates 223 stores under the Safeway 
banner across Western Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found 

SOURCE  Canada Safeway Limited 
CONTACT: Mary D'astolfo, 604-601-2646, 
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